Lost in Sa Dec flower village
Monday, 2017-10-16 04:06:05
NDO - Situated near the Mekong River, the Sa Dec flower village in the city of the same name is famous for its flowers that bloom all year round, thanks to its rich soil that is fertilised by the river’s alluvial deposits.
Less than 150 kilometres from Ho Chi Minh City, Sa Dec is becoming a flower capital of the southwestern region.
According to local residents, the village was established more than 100 years ago by migrants from central Vietnam. As nature lovers, these new migrants decorated their houses with lots of ornamental trees and flowers and, as time passed by, many families grew more and more flowers and gradually the villagers made growing flowers their means of livelihood.
As visitors step into the village, they are treated to thousands of different coloured flowers, helping them to forget the hassle of the outside world. Here each farmer acts as a tour guide, who can tell you the names of every flower, their characteristics and their blossoming time.
What is special about the Sa Dec flower village is that the flowers are not planted in the ground but in bamboo baskets placed on raised structures in order to avoid submersion.
In addition to appreciating the beauty of the myriad of flowers, visitors can immerse themselves into the life of local farmers to fully experience the geniality of the Mekong Delta residents.
In the past, the Sa Dec flower village was only busy in the springtime, but now the village is bustling throughout the year with buyers from across the region. Boats and trucks follow one after another out of the village to distribute flowers to Ho Chi Minh City, the neighbouring provinces and even further to markets in the northern and central region.
Below are some photos of the Sa Dec flower village.